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Found 59 results for the keyword ‘Stains’

  • Getting grease off of carpets

    When the valiant handyperson manages to get machine grease on the rug while fixing the clothes dryer, like I did today, the immediate solution is to dampen a clean rag with hot water, put some concentrated liquid laundry detergent directly on the rag and work it into the grease. Clean the rag and...
  • Weather Restrictions: Stains -- Latex & Oil based

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Stains -- Latex & Oil based Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below +32 C (+90 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours Wind Limitations:  High winds ...
  • Weather Restrictions: Oil & Alkyd Resin Paint

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Oil or Alkyd Resin Paint Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below +32 C (+90 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours Wind Limitations:  Don't paint in hig...
  • Modern Lime Wash for the Heritage look.

    Lime was the primary ingredient in most stains in the old days -- it was called a 'lime wash'. It can be used to stain all porous materials including masonry, concrete, and stucco without causing any of the moisture problems that modern finishes may cause. Given the need to use traditional mater...
  • The negative side of Microban, BioFresh & other "antimicrobials"

    I just received (October 2014) an alert from Healthy Building News about additives in many building products that are supposed to kill microbes and make the house healthier.  These things are called “Antimicrobials”.  A couple of the best known trade names are Microban and BioFresh.  Little disi...
  • How do you get stubborn stains out of the grout between ceramic tiles?

    Commercial cleaners There are a lot of tile cleaners, even some grout cleaners on the market such as those shown above or the newer cleaner specifically for grout, Oxy-Grout. They work pretty well if you have a stain on grout that had been sealed before the stain, because the stain will be somew...
  • Soap and static sheets could destroy your clothes dryer.

    It's all about maintenance and one of our viewers had half of a very interesting story. Burnice writes: "I had a wonderful morning, the heating unit went out of my dryer! Why does everything seem to fall apart this time of year!??? The guy that fixes things went in to the dryer and pulled out t...
  • OVERVIEW: What finish should I put on my deck & how?

    revised Spring 2009 WEATHER Follow this link for details on critical weather specifications for applying water repellents to outdoor wood. MOISTURE PROOFING Although pressure treated wood, cedar and redwood will not rapidly develop rot, any wood left totally unprotected outdoors will grey wit...
  • Testing wood shavings and glue as a wood putty.

    Several of you have sent in the tip of using sawdust or wood shavings, mixing it with glue to make a putty, rather than buying a commercial putty. So I put my props maker to work. Using all the same wood shavings, but three different glues he got three different results. First a tip he came up wi...
  • Exteriour wood filler that won't shrink

    Our TV camera found Lawrence in a store: "When you are using MDF boards, what is the best wood filler to use?" Medium Density Fiberboard or MDF is that very dense compressed sawdust that is formed into panels and all kinds of molding. When filling nicks and dents in this material, it is importan...